Solid Waste Management Department

Motor Oil Disposal

Helium Tanks Recycling

Solid Waste Management Department will no longer provide curbside collection of used motor oil.

Motor Oil Proper Disposal

Don't Dump in Trash or Down Drain

Used motor oil is a contaminant of waterways, so do not dump down the drain or trash. Filters also leak toxics into the waterways that are slow to break down in the environment.

How to recycle used motor oil

Most retailers that sell motor oil will accept motor oil for recycling. Auto parts retailers will not accept motor oil that has been contaminated with other products like antifreeze. Don’t mix your motor oil with anything else. Call ahead to make sure oil and filters are accepted.

Store your used motor oil in a clean, leak-proof container like a plastic milk jug or an empty oil bottle. Make sure the cap is tightly sealed on the container, and store it in a cool, dry place away from heat, sunlight, kids, and pets.

Oil filters can be recycled, too, and should not be tossed in the trash. If you have a used oil filter, use a screwdriver or other tool to puncture a hole in the dome end of the filter, ideally while it's still warm. Allow the oil filter to drain into the used oil container for several hours.

Drop-off locations

Neighborhood Depository/Recycling Centers: Used MOTOR OIL Neighborhood Recycling Drop-off Locations: Used MOTOR OIL and COOKING OIL
  • Westpark Center - The Consumer Recycling Center, located at 5900 Westpark at Fountainview accepts used oil and used oil filters for recycling. Maximum quantity accepted is 5 gallons.
Environmental Service Center (ESC) Locations: Used MOTOR OIL and COOKING OIL (Oil based paint)

Additionally, earth911.com it provides additional list of drop-off locations near your home.